What are the protests about?A broken economy, crime, shortages of basic goods, and political repression. When the populist President Hugo Chávez died last year, he left Venezuela's economy and civil society in shambles. Chávez's handpicked...Show More Summary
Francisco Toro debunks Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s NYT op-ed, focusing on his specious claim that Hugo Chávez and his movement “created flagship universal health care and education programs, free to our citizens nationwide”:...Show More Summary
Venezuela has continued to assault on civil liberties started by the late Hugo Chavez under his “mini-me” President Nicolas Maduro. That legacy took a particularly menacing turn when opposition congresswomen Maria Corina Machado was stripped of her office after speaking to the Organisation of American States (OAS) about the violence in her country. The Venezuelan […]
When former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was briefly deposed in a 2002 coup, the country's press reacted with unbridled enthusiasm. The daily newspaper El Nacional welcomed the day's events with the headline "One step forward." But...Show More Summary
This photo of a statute of the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has rapidly gone around the world since it was tweeted last week: En Táchira tumbaron el MONUMENTO del Difunto ASESINO y lo decapitaron. PSUV TEMBLAD te llego la hora. #26FMegaTranca pic.twitter.com/4eSOhs4QWG — Christopher Bello R. (@Ethical_Group) February...
CARACAS, Venezuela — Some call 23 de Enero, a barrio on the Western side of Caracas, the most Chavista neighborhood in all of Venezuela It’s at the military barracks here that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a failed coup attempt and where he was laid to rest after dying of cancer at 58. Show More Summary
Supporters of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took to the streets across the country Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of his death from cancer. A planned military parade in the capital city of Caracas was set to demonstrate...Show More Summary
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's been a year since former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death, yet it often seems the charismatic leader never left.
``He was hand-picked by Hugo Chávez, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has lost control of the country's economy. Vast protests have been the result, but the government in Caracas has shown no signs of bending. ''
Venezuela is aflame with the fires of rebellion after President Nicolás Maduro arrested opposition leader Leopoldo López and sent communist Cuban forces to assault young, unarmed protesters. Nowhere has there been more rebellion than the western state of Táchira, however, where protesters beheaded a statue of Chávez today. Show More Summary
The Nation's Stephen Cohen has penned a lengthy criticism of the Venezuelan opposition, now subject to the brutal repression of Hugo Chávez's successor, President Nicolás Maduro, as well as the violence perpetrated by left-wing colectivo vigilantes. Show More Summary
A musical is being written on the life of the late Venezuelan dictator, sponsor of el sistema (pictured). It’s being conceived in Bielorussia, one of the nastiest ex-Soviet tributaries. Its corrupt president Lukaschenko counted Chavez as a personal friend. Premiere in Minsk this summer. Don’t miss it. It will be really big. In Minsk.
“Chavismo,” the left-wing movement that blossomed around deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over the past decade, “comfortably” won municipal elections throughout the country this month, “consolidating President Maduro’s leadership,...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Venezuela is the best example of how inadequate socialism is to meet the needs of their people. Recently, Yahoo and Reuters reported that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered a retailer to sell its products at bargain prices. He posted military guards to ensure no violence would ensue, but there is no doubt that these […]
Where is Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro taking his country? Clearly, it is radicalizing further and faster than under his predecessor, Hugo Chávez. Exactly one month before the December 8 municipal elections, Maduro announced the "occupation" of the Daka chain of electronics stores and security forces proceeded to arrest several executives. Show More Summary
"It's time to deepen the offensive, go to the bone in this economic war," warned Venezuelan President Maduro - echoing Hugo Chavez's iron fist of socialism (and nationalization) before him - as his decision to jail over 100 businessmen...Show More Summary
For the sceptics amongst you who don't believe that a 'spitting image' of Hugo Chavez appeared miraculously on an underground wall - I give you proof positive with this picture of the former Venezuelan President with a green parrot or parakeet on his shoulder. Show More Summary
Government mismanagement and currency controls set by late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez are being blamed for a collapse of the country’s health care system. According to the Associated Press, with the Venezuelan government controlling the dollars needed to purchase medical supplies, medical care is becoming increasingly rare. Show More Summary
Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, claims that his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has appeared on the wall of an underground construction site. Read more...
The visit of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to China last month was, on the face of it, a cause for quite a bit of relief for Beijing. After all, strong Beijing ally Hugo Chavez had only passed away in March, and there was some concern about how stable Venezuela would be following the death of such a personality-oriented, individual leader. Show More Summary